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My first dives on Koh Phi Phi far exceeded my expectations. Despite the tourist pressure, the funds are very rich.
Koh Phi Phi underwater
I am spoiled for my first two dives, on so-called "local" sites near Phi Phi Ley, not far from Phi Phi Don (the main island where we sleep). Not less than two "leopard sharks" (zebra sharks), seahorses, which are not easy to find, and a turtle... Without counting the usual local fauna. I slip some pictures, but it is a festival!
Our dive-master, a young guy named Ryan, reads One hundred years of loneliness by Marquez, in English, on the boat. Obviously more interested in his reading than in diving. Underwater, he certainly did his job correctly, but he was a bit too fast for my taste. Hardly enough time to take pictures! Obviously a bit bored with walking tourists-divers, the boy...
That said, monopolized by my brand new stab and brand new Legend Expander Legend (see page Equipment), I don't make many pictures. But I make up for it on the second one! The proof.
Koh Phi Phi View Point
Then, hardly tired by this double immersion, I start the climb that leads to View Point, the well named. There are now "tsunami evacuation route" signs everywhere along the island's paths.
From up there, you have a breathtaking view of the two beaches back to back. Probably the most famous panorama of Phi Phi. As usual, as soon as it is a question of making an effort, even modest, under these latitudes, I am in swimming. Fortunately, the ice cream man is waiting for the tourists at the arrival...